Accession Number : AD0751414

Title :   Investigation of the Dynamics of a Strong-Current Discharge in Air,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Basov,N. G. ; Borovich,B. L. ; Zuev,V. S. ; Rozanov,V. B. ; Stoilov,Yu. Yu.

Report Date : 19 OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The work presents the results of gas-dynamic, optical and energy measurement of a strong-current (a current of about 400 kA) discharge in air at atmospheric pressure. During such discharges plasma with a density of 10 to the 18th power to 10 to the 19th power particles/cc and a temperature of 2-5 eV is formed. If the energy supply in the capacitors is great, then the volume of plasma proves to be so great that the dominant role in the transfer of energy is played by radiant thermal conductivity. This is the basic distinction of such discharges from a spark discharge.

Descriptors :   (*GAS DISCHARGES, DYNAMICS), (*ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, AIR), ELECTRIC ARCS, THERMAL RADIATION, ELECTRON DENSITY, USSR

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE